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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

Master Gardener

Attention Teachers!

Apply Now to become a
Certified School Master Gardener

Develop and implement engaging standards-based K-12 lessons in your schoolyard

Learn gardening & landscaping techniques tailored for school grounds to maximize your schoolyard as a living laboratory

Earn 5 PLU’s that are hands-on and full of meaningful interdisciplinary curricula 

Question?Answer
Who?3 member team from your school, including at least 2 teachers
What?Certified Master Gardener curriculum, adapted to Georgia Standards of Excellence.
- 8 full days of hands-on training (must attend all to graduate)
- 1 final exam
- Develop and present a final project for your school with support from FSC staff
- Complete 50 volunteer hours in your school’s grounds
- Photos from the program:  Dunwoody and Oak Grove   |   Field Trip to Wylde Center, Renfroe, and Urban Sprout
 Where?Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.
When?One Friday (8:00-4:00) per month for 8 months. We will provide substitutes for all team members. Administrator approval required. 2018/19 Dates: 8/24, 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 1/25, 2/22, 3/22*, 4/26*; *subject to change based on testing schedule. Must attend all 8 sessions. 
Why?Develop your schoolyard as an outdoor learning laboratory to bring learning alive across all subjects while becoming a Certified School Master Gardener.
Cost? $150 per school materials fee.
How?Online application DUE MAY 24. Accepted schools notified MAY 25
For more information contact Kyla Van Deusen at Fernbank Science Center
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Sponsored by: The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in DeKalb County, Fernbank Science Center, DeKalb County School System, Georgia Master Gardener Program, and more!

Putting Knowledge to Work
The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.